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Patterson ousts novice Knights from TVYFL playoffs
Bulletin sports 2020-21
Ripon Knights ball carrier Travis Maltez gives Patterson's William Finau a ride in a novice-division playoff game. - photo by Dave Campbell

The novice Ripon Knights were shut out 12-0 by the Patterson Ravens in opening-round action of the Trans-Valley Youth Football League playoffs on Saturday.

Cal DeBruin paced the Ripon defense with 14 tackles. Tyce Sanchez added nine stops, Max Neto eight, Logan Howard seven and Jacob Dominguez six. Jesse Vega assisted in the Knights defensive effort.

Vega, Travis Maltes, Rudy Torrez and Jacob Hightower all contributed to the Knights offense.



Junior varsity

Manteca Cowboys 34, Ceres Bulldogs 0

Tyler Pettis hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass from Nikko Hisapryor on the game’s first play and the rout was on for the Cowboys.

Hisapryor was 2 for 2 passing for 81 yards and gained 136 yard on eight carries with touchdown runs of 17 and 44 yards. Julian Ramirez hit Adrian Sena with a 12-yard touchdown pass and Dean Sortonis scored on a 4-yard run. Andrew Salmeron contributed to the Manteca offense.

Hisapryor (forced fumble) led the Cowboys defense with 11 tackles. Adrian Ochoa, Adrian Sena and Alexander Leon made eight tackles apiece; Julian Ramirez (fumble recovery) and Tyler Pettis (forced fumble, fumble recovery) seven each; Elias Lopez and Joseph Vigil six each; D.J. Bass five with four apiece for Landon Sanders and Jordan Murphy.


Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 44, Central Valley 49ers 7

Manteca’s Brody Carabello threw for three touchdowns and ran for one.

Carabello (118 yards passing) had touchdown throws to Madden Melendez of 25 yards, Jacoby Salinas of 30 and Lucas Ruiz of 56. Maddox Morales added a 39-yard touchdown run and Adriel Cooks scored from 25 yards out.

Carabello made six tackles with Kendhal Sweet-Mallory (forced fumble), Morales, Erick Cortez and Joey Aucello making three stops apiece. Adriel Cooks (two tackles) defended five passes and Morales forced and recovered a fumble.



Cowboys 33, 49ers 19

Terrance Montgomery scored three touchdowns for Manteca – one on a run, another on a kickoff and the third on an interception return.

Montgomery (seven carries, 84 yards) scored on a 9-yard run, a 50-yard kickoff return and a 55-yard interception return. Jonathan Morales had a 9-yard touchdown run and Giovanni Perry scored from 15 yards out. Erian Johnson Jr., Joseph Bella and Devin Cortinas all chipped in on offense for the Cowboys.

Cortinas made 13 tackles, Montgomery seven, Johnson Jr. six, Bryant Lewis and Jonathan Morales five apiece, Brayden Davis four, Ja'Leah Mitchell and Ka'Mari Wynne three tackles each with two apiece for Joseph Bella, Mateo Salcido, Zyier Blackmon and Carson Green.


Jr. Buffaloes 13, Lodi Flames 6

Santino Sanchez scored a pair of touchdowns for Manteca.

Sanchez (10 carries, 91 yards) posted touchdown runs of 7 and 45 yards. Jaxson Eseed was 3 of 4 passing for 20 yards with 32 yards on two carries.

Sanchez made five tackles, Brach Carabello four and Isaiah Fountain, Keoni Oliver and John Ellis three apiece.



Cowboys 12, Jr. Buffaloes 0

Semaj Thorton scored both Cowboys touchdowns.

Thorton gained 136 yards on just two carries. Mateo Gavino and and Charvelle Moore-Stevens contributed to the Cowboys offense.

Gavino made 12 tackles. Max Rios added 11 stops, Moore-Stevens 10 and Abil George seven.




Hughson Jr. Huskies 32, Ripon Chiefs 6

A week after producing the only upset of the quarterfinal round in the MVFL, the Chiefs had their season ended by the Jr. Huskies.

Ripon’s defense was led by Tipeti Paini, Joaquin Rodriguez , Kenneth Smart, A.J. Chapman, Gavin Marlow, Xabriel Reyes, Jackson Fay and Julian DeWeerd.

The Chiefs were able to avert a shutout late in the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass from Kirk Simoni to Jackson Fay.  DeWeerd, Chapman and Summit Hesseltine added to the offense for Ripon.


Junior varsity

Chiefs 36, Amador Jr. Bullfrogs 8

After nine straight weeks of shutting out its opponents, Ripon’s streak came to an end but the Chiefs remain undefeated.

Offensive lineman Luca Weaver, Gilbert Luiz II, Landon Winters, Mason Buck, Nikolai, Vitz and Jude Viss paved the way for the potent Ripon running attack of Kael Rangel, Matthew Gaines and Andrew Shaw. Rangel scored on runs of 24, 67 and 73 yards with Gaines scoring from 25 yards out and Shaw galloping 51 yards for a score.  

Gaines made six tackles and recovered a fumble. Buck added four stops and Romero and Luiz added three apiece. Ace Dougherty notched a 34-yard return on an interception.

Ripon faces the Escalon Jr. Cougars on Saturday for the MVFL championship at Linden High School at 4 p.m.



Chiefs 13, Waterford Sabercats 12

Ripon trailed 12-0 at halftime and scored 13 unanswered points in the second half for the win.

Saturday at 2 p.m. the Chiefs face Amador for the MVFL championship at 2 p.m. at Linden High School.

The Novice Chiefs and JV Chiefs play this Saturday 11/6 at Linden High School for the MVFL championship.